. In order of priority, identify which tasks you yourself will undertake and which tasks you will delegate. 2: Document your rationales in detail.
Scenario: On returning from your tea break you are met by several staff members who relate the following information to you concerning your patients. i. Mrs Chew’s intravenous (IV) infusion has tissued, her IV fluids are running behind and she has missed her 14.00 hrs IV antibiotic. ii. Mr Smith’s visitor has fainted. iii. One of the staff toilets has blocked and is overflowing and waste is pouring out rapidly. iv. Mr Esposito is scheduled to leave the ward now for his cardiac catheterisation and he has still not received his preoperative medication. v. One of the surgical consultants (VMO) is waiting to discuss a medication error that happened last week. vi. As you are taking this handover, an elderly female post-operative patient collapses to the floor and is unconscious. She has had facial surgery. The other RN is busy with NUM role. Staff currently available on the ward to assist you in addressing these issues include: the ward clerk, an Enrolled Nurse who is currently undertaking her IV cannulation certificate but is not yet competent, and an AIN.
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Casey, A. & Wallis, A. (2011). Effective communication: Principle of Nursing Practice E. Nursing Standard, 25(32), 35-37. Retrieved from https://www.rcn.org.uk/data/assets/pdf_file/0005/380795/Nursing_Standard_Principle_E_April11563KB.pdf
TASK 2 (600 words for both A and B parts) 3 references per each part 2010-2015
PART A: Please read this fact sheet and answer the following questions:
The “MND Australia Fact Sheet on Multidisciplinary Teams” outlines professionalgroups who could make up a multidisciplinary health care team for a patient with motor neurone disease (MND). https://www.mndaust.asn.au/Get-informed/Information-resources/Living better for _longer/WEB-MND-Australia-Fact-Sheet-EB3-Multidisciplinary.aspx
1. What factors determine the professional groups on a health care team? 2. Who should lead the health care team? 3. Who is the most important member of the health care team?
PART B: Answer and discuss the questions related to the Case Study:
1. What are the key issues in this situation? 2. What strategies would you employ to address this situation?
You are working in a health care team on a busy rehabilitation unit. Team meetings and patient reviews are conducted weekly. There has recently been a turnover of staff in the Physiotherapy department and a new representative from physiotherapy has joined the health care team. You notice although that this new member of the team members is often absent, fails to provide patient updates and when challenged on these issues is exceptional confrontational. This behaviour is not only impacting on the effectiveness of the health care team but also on patient outcomes. You are the designated team leader and need to find a resolution.